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Overview: Train from Cologne to Aachen

distanceDistance39 miles (63 km)
durationAverage train duration30 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€12)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Cologne to Aachen cover the 39 miles (63 km) long route taking on average 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Aachen Hbf.

Train providers

Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Aachen

Find the best trains between Cologne and Aachen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £3. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Aachen train.

Cologne to Aachen train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 41 min
  • Average Price: £16
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Cologne to Aachen:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Cologne to Aachen
Travel by train to Aachen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Aachen.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Cologne to Aachen?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Cologne to Aachen for as little as £3  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Cologne to Aachen cost on average?
The Cologne to Aachen train ticket price is on average £11  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from Cologne to Aachen by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to Aachen via train to be approximately 39 miles (63 km).
How many hours does it take from Cologne to Aachen by train?
The Cologne to Aachen train duration is on average 30 min, which is to be expected when travelling 39 miles (63 km) from Cologne to Aachen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Cologne to Aachen, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Aachen do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Cologne to start your journey from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. In Aachen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Aachen Hbf, Aachen West and Aachen-Rothe Erde.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Aachen Hbf.

Where is the train station in Cologne? Where is the train station in Aachen?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Köln Hbf, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Cologne. The most popular arrival train station in Aachen, called Aachen Hbf, is located around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Cologne to Aachen?
If you're looking for trains from Cologne to Aachen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain to get you to Aachen. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Cologne to Aachen journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there to Aachen from Cologne a day?
The average number of trains departing Cologne for Aachen is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Aachen?
If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Aachen, the first train leaves at 06: 42. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Aachen, the last train of the day leaves at 18: 43. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Aachen timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I book Cologne to Aachen train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book Cologne to Aachen train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £11. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Aachen from Cologne. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Aachen
Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Aachen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB